Lecturer in Data Analytics and Intelligent Systems

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Feb 2020

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is seeking 01 highly qualified full-time lecturer in Data Analytics and Intelligent Systems. Candidates must hold a PhD in this field or a closely related field and have a strong background in research. Successful candidate will become part of an international network of universities and research institutes.

Teaching Responsibilities

In the role of a lecturer, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Computer Science. The expected workload for the in-class lecture conduction is 08 academic hours per week, totaling 240 academic hours per year (1 academic hour equals to 45 minutes).

Teaching should reflect current research methods and results, and comprises lectures on the following modules:


            IT Security

            Data analytics

            Machine Learning

Named courses are subject to change upon realistic needs of the programs and joint agreement between the lecturer, the Academic Coordinator, and Dean/Vice-Dean in charge of teaching. Each course requires conducting relevant laboratory activities and/or advising student projects.

This position is also responsible for supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses and mentoring PhD students.

Research Responsibilities

As a faculty member of a research-oriented university, the successful candidate is expected to significantly contribute to the scientific profile of VGU through innovative. Successful candidates must have a strong track record of successful research in an area such as, but not limited to, e.g., Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, IoT (Edge Computing, Cloud, Blockchain), Cyber Security, Databases, Biosystems and Computational Biology, Biomedical Engineering.

The successful candidates will also contribute to the research group in Information Technology and Computer Science. The ability to obtain funding for research from funding agencies and companies by addressing current needs in the industry/governments (cities, provinces) in Vietnam is highly desirable.

Administrative responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the Computer Science Programs by participating in administrative, marketing and other public activities of the program in consultation with the study program coordinator.


Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, preferably from a well-known international university. A current title of Professor will be a plus, as experience and understanding of the German higher education system and methodology. Other requirements include:

  • An outstanding academic record with a focus on Algorithms or other areas closely related to it
  • Strong track record of successful research activities and publications in international and peer-reviewed journals in the related area
  • Proven teaching experience with strong self-motivation combined with a passion for teaching and research
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Proven excellent English proficiency

Employment benefits

The successful candidate will become part of a professional and interdisciplinary group of faculty and have access to state-of-the-art laboratories. VGU supports its lecturers with attractive start-up endowments for quality research projects. VGU also supports participation in national and international conferences and the publishing of research papers.

VGU lecturers enjoy a rich cultural experience and a dynamic teaching environment through interactions with inquisitive and quality students.

VGU offers competitive salary, local medical insurance, and annual leave days with pay.

Further information regarding application process, salary and research activities can be downloaded here.

Application process                                                                                                                

To apply please send your application (with the following documents in a PDF or MS Word DOC format, max. size: 5 MB) to [email protected] with subject line “Computer Science & Mathematics_[Your Name]

Your application should include:

  • Form for basic information (Please download, complete this form electronically and submit it together with your application)
  • A cover letter stating your interest in joining VGU
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications)
  • Scans of university degrees, university transcripts and other relevant certificates
  • Scans of language certificates (if applicable)
  • References illustrating your professional and academic career, including contact details of references (if available, highly appreciated)
  • Evaluation results for teaching (if available)

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by VGU's international Application Review Team.

About us

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a Vietnamese state university. Founded in 2008, VGU is a joint venture based on a close cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with the goal of becoming the leading research university in Vietnam and the region.

VGU´s strategy is to customize excellent German study programs in the fields of engineering, natural sciences and economics to meet the needs of Vietnamese higher education. Being a joint effort of Vietnamese and German institutions, VGU follows the successful German model and standards concerning the academic and administrative structures.

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